Collaborative working - the elusive vision

DAMODARAN, L. and SHELBOURN, M., 2006. Collaborative working - the elusive vision. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 2 (4), pp. 227-243. ISSN 1745-2007

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Abstract

This paper reviews progress towards achieving effective collaborative working in the construction sector. Vision statements published in 1998, 2000 and 2006, which anticipate the envisioned future scenarios in 2010 and 2020, respectively, are examined. The characteristics of these desirable futures are then compared with the current realities as evidenced by seven outline case studies and by the findings of two recent surveys. A considerable gap is identified between the compelling and desirable future visions and current practice. Some of the complex factors responsible for the significant shortfall are identified and discussed. The paper concludes with some recommendations for addressing the shortfall.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Architectural Engineering and Design Management
Creators: Damodaran, L. and Shelbourn, M.
Publisher: Earthscan
Date: 2006
Volume: 2
Number: 4
ISSN: 1745-2007
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:55
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:25
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4929

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